Mosquitoes caught in in Weston have tested positive for West Nile Virus, The Weston Forum reports.
The finding comes about a month later from when mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus were found in 32 towns in Connecticut, including Westport, New Canaan, Wilton, Stamford, Darien and Greenwich, according to the Westport Weston Health District.
The Centers for Disease Control has stated that 2012 has through the third week of August since it was first found here in 1999. There have been more than 1,100 cases reported so far.
According to The Forum, no one has reported being sick from the virus in Weston so far.
The following steps can be taken to avoid West Nile Virus:
- Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes out of buildings.
- Empty water from mosquito breeding sites such as buckets, unused kiddie pools, old tires or similar sites where mosquitoes lay eggs.
- Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other EPA approved repellent to exposed skin or clothing, especially during peak mosquito activity periods such as dusk and dawn.
- Wear light colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
For more information, visit the state's Department of Public Health at http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=396192 or the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm.